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PlainviewOldBethpageHerald.com Calendar

Housing/Rental Expo

Saturday, April 6

Holocaust Memorial Museum

Sunday, April 7

Midway Movies: Shanghai Ghetto

Monday, April 8

Saturday, April 6

Housing/Rental Expo

Are you renting, buying or a homeowner on Long Island? Want to learn about what opportunities are available? Come to the Action Long Island Housing and Rental Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Molloy College Suffolk Center, located at 7180 Republic Airport, East Farmingdale and meet with lenders, apartment owners, builders, realtors, community and government organizations who will answer your questions and help guide you in the right direction. This is a free event. For more information, visit www.actionlongisland.org or call 631-425-2700.


Sunday, April 7

Free Legal Assistance For Veterans

On Sunday, April 7, Hofstra Law will host a free legal assistance clinic for all veterans. Free consultations with pro-bono attorneys who specialize in elder law, tax, wills, estate, family law, VA benefits, claims, disability, employment, USERRA, housing, bankruptcy, debtor/creditor matters, medicare/medicaid, landlord-tenant issues and more. To schedule a consultation, contact the Hofstra Veterans Law Student Association at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-468-3551.

Holocaust Memorial Museum

On Holocaust Memorial Day (Yom Hashoah), Temple Beth Torah, located at 243 Cantiague Road in Westbury, will have a display of artifacts rescued from the Holocaust. Owners of this material will show and explain what it is and where it came from. Some of the people are survivors, children of survivors or just have a story to tell. Film clips will be shown on a continuous basis and there will be a speaker. A service will follow. Children from the Hebrew school will also view the “Pop-Up Museum.” All are welcome.


Monday, April 8

Midway Movies: Shanghai Ghetto

Monday Night at the Midway Movies is one of the synagogue’s finest adult education programs, though it doesn’t quite feel like one. People gather not just to watch great movies, but also to view and review them with Jewish eyes. All films are shown with English subtitles for anyone with listening challenges. Admission is free and the public is welcome. This week, the film is documentary Shanghai Ghetto, not rated, 95 minutes. Warning: this film features very graphic footage from the concentration camps. Film starts at 7:30 p.m.


Saturday, April 13

Last Hope Auction

There will be an auction with free admission to benefit Last Hope Animal Rescue at St. Bede’s Church located at 220 Berry Hill Road, Syosset. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the live auction beginning at 6:45 p.m. Live and Chinese auctions and a mini flea market will be available, as well as refreshments at a nominal charge.  All proceeds benefit Last Hope’s pet adoption and community outreach programs. For more information, call 631-425-1884 or visit www.lasthopeanimalrescue.org.


Monday, April 15

Midway Movies: The Chosen

This week, can two Jewish kids from Brooklyn, one a Hasid and one comfortable with modernity, find common ground in Brooklyn of the 1940’s? PG, 108 minutes, film starts at 7:30 p.m.


Saturday, April 20

St. Margaret’s High Tea

St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church invites the community to celebrate spring at the 10th Annual High Tea, featuring fabulous tasty treats and a special “Vintage Boutique.’ Gifts and raffles available all afternoon. Tickets are $20 each and must be purchased in advance. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for details. Saturday, April 20, 3 p.m. at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 1000 Washington Ave., Plainview, NY 11803. (516) 692-5268. All are welcome.

Barbershop Harmony Concert

The Barbershop Harmony Society’s Nassau Mid-Island Chapter takes center stage at Carle Place High School (168 Cherry Lane) to offer “Barbershop – Broadway & Beyond,” on Saturday evening, April 20 at 8:07 pm. Tickets are $15 at the door. The Long Island Harmonizers chorus, its talented quartets and “’Up All Night,” a top guest quartet, entertain during the two-hour presentation. For more information, visit www.longislandharmonizers. org.


Sunday, April 21

Barbershop Harmony Matinee

The Barbershop Harmony Society’s Nassau Mid-Island Chapter takes center stage at Carle Place High School (168 Cherry Lane) to offer “Barbershop – Broadway & Beyond,” on Sunday afternoon, April 21 at 3:07 p.m. For more information, visit www.longislandharmonizers.org.


Ongoing Events

Babies & BimBam

A fun, interactive class coming up at HANC Plainview for children turning two by Dec. 31. Cost is $50 for six classes or pay-as-you-go for $10 per class. Classes will be meeting on Friday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. For more information contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 681-5922.

Miscarriage Support Group

A safe, confidential, supportive environment to talk about what you have been through, reactions and feelings and how to move forward. You are not alone! Facilitated by a professional therapist. Three consecutive Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m. in the Hicksville-Plainview area. $60 for three meetings. To register call Nancy Berlow, LCSW: 516-356-7109. All inquiries are confidential.

Free Veterinary Lectures

Once a month through December, Long Island Cat Fanciers sponsors free lectures given by top local veterinarians on topics relevant to dog and cat owners. All members of the public are welcome to attend. The lectures are generally held on the first Monday of each month at the Town of Oyster Bay Syosset-Woodbury Community Center, 7900 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury, at 7:45 p.m. For more information, call 631-277-3844.

Sign Language Classes

American Sign Language (ASL) classes will be offered by Mill Neck Services for deaf adults on Mondays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Jan. 7 through March 25, 2013. The 10 sessions of the Level 1 Adult class are being held at the Day Habilitation and Interpreter Services building located at 501 S. Broadway, Suite B, Hicksville. The fee is $175, plus $65 for books/materials.For more information, or to register by phone/fax, please call Mill Neck Services at 922-3818, ext. 306. Registration may also be done online at www.mill neck.org by clicking the “Community Sign Language Classes” link. Sign language interpreters will be available for guests who are deaf, provided a request is made in advance.


Ongoing Programs

Clutterers Anonymous

Clutterers Anonymous (CLA), a 12-step self-help group, offers help and support to those who have clutter problems in their homes or workplace. Meets every Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Rd., in Plainview. There are no dues or fees. For more information, call 866-800-3881 or visit: www.ClutterersAnonymous.net.

News

Oyster Bay Town officials are mulling an override of the state’s 2 percent property tax cap for the second consecutive fiscal year. On Aug. 12, the town held a hearing to approve local legislation, giving the Town Council authority to pierce the cap.

However, according to Marta Kane, a spokesperson with the Town of Oyster Bay, Supervisor John Venditto and the members of the Oyster Bay Town Council are not certain if they will entertain a repeat of last year, when the board adopted a $277 million budget, increasing the tax levy by $15,964,647 — or 8.8 percent.

Members and guests of North Shore Synagogue’s Brotherhood BBQ and Erev Shabbat Service enjoyed a wonderful summer’s evening in early July with a classic BBQ and services led by Brotherhood, with help from Rabbi Jaimee Shalhevet and Cantor Rich Pilatsky.   

“This is a wonderful way to connect with other members of Brotherhood, which focuses on building camaraderie among our members, and instilling a strong sense of community away from the hectic pressures of our day-to-day lives,” said  Brotherhood co-president Jeffrey Levine.


Calendar

Blood Drive

Thursday, Aug. 28

Take A Book On Vacation

Through Aug. 30

Knitting Circle

Tuesday, Sept. 2



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